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Edgar Pask and his Physiological Research – An Unsung Hero of World War Two
  1. Dr Gary Enever, FRCA1
  1. 1Anaesthetic Training Department, Old Victoria Wing, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle NE1 4LP 0191 282 9987 G.R.Enever{at}


Edgar Pask died in 1966 at the age of 53. He was the Professor of Anaesthesia in Newcastle upon Tyne, and a quiet and unassuming man. But during the Second World War he had been involved in a number of dangerous and remarkable experiments; these included investigating the effects of acute hypoxia related to high altitude parachute descents, resuscitation techniques and the effectiveness of lifejackets.

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